Director of Library

Director of Library

Human Resources
Monday, Oct 12, 2015
 
Formulates and executes library policies and procedures, as appropriate. Prepares an adequate and appropriate schedule for the accomplishment of the instructional and other goals of the library. Encourages and promotes the development of faculty and staff members within the library. Makes appropriate recommendations to the Provost regarding appointments, re-appointments, promotions, leaves of absence, dismissals, suspensions, salaries, and tenure of personnel under his/her supervision. Makes appropriate assignments for both faculty and staff assigned to the West Library. Gives oversight to an appropriate employment and orientation program for faculty and staff of the West Library. Demonstrates commitment to University goals. Supervises and/or participates in the University committees and services as appropriate. Develops and executes plan oriented budgeting in keeping with University practice. Utilizes the financial and material resources of the library effectively and efficiently. Manages the library in such a way as to maximize its contribution to the overall educational goals of the University as a whole. Provides leadership in development and execution of University goals as appropriate to the West Library. Knows and abides by the policies and procedures of the University.
Position Type: Full Time
Department: Library
Reports To: Provost and Senior Vice President
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate degree in Library Science
  • Experience in higher education administration of a library at the coordinator level or comparable capacity.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other University employees.

SKILLS

Must have knowledge of library trends and directions including those involving technological change; understanding of budgeting and planning; understanding of major issues in higher education (for example, tenure, faculty/staff development, program evaluation, accreditation).

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To apply for a position: Send your letter of interest and resume to hr@txwes.edu. Please include the title of the position in the subject heading of the email.

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